WYNONNA EARP – Season 1 Episode 10 – SPOILERS
Lou (Gord Rand) and Bobo del Rey had a falling out some hundred years ago (Wynonna is told). Lou left town with his first wife Tadewi (Riza Santos), a skinwalker, who transforms herself into hungry predators (wolves, bears and the like) and devours Lou’s enemies. Bobo discovers that Lou has returned to the Ghost River Triangle after Cal (David Trimble), the operator of a gas station, relates the tale of Tadewi (in wolf form) devouring a woman (Christa Taylor Brown) who bore Lou’s mark and had escaped his compound in the Pine Barrens.
After a surreptitious visit from Bobo, Whiskey Jim tells Wynonna where to find Lou. When she and Dolls go after him, we discover that Dolls has hylophobia (fear of the woods). Dolls describes his fear as “sylvan dread”, a seldom-used term which may have been coined by British ghost story writer M.R. James (1862-1936) and is also the title of Richard Gavin‘s fifth collection of short stories, released last April by Three Hands Press.
It is possible, then, that Wynonna has disposed of Bobo’s greatest enemy. Maybe he’ll give back the bar. Actually, Wynonna was too busy dealing with the skinwalker in bear form, so Eve shot Lou with Peacemaker. We know that the gun can only be fired by an Earp, and that it works for any Earp. (Wynonna fired it when she was 12 and accidentally killed her father.) It would seem that Eve is Willa (Gus recognizes her immediately), but if this is so, how did she come to be with Lou’s cult? Willa was taken by Bobo’s hunting party from the Earp Homstead in 2000. Did she escape Bobo’s men, only to fall into the clutches of the cult? When Eve/Willa turned 27, why didn’t she come into her powers?
It might make more sense if the whole story about Lou was made up by Bobo. What if Lou was a friend of Bobo’s and Willa was living there willingly? It is also possible that Bobo learned some spells from Clootie and conjured up a doppleganger of Willa. (Remember that at the beginning of the episode, Bobo appropriated Willa’s necklace from Waverly.) If either of these scenarios is true, Bobo now has a spy living on the Earp homestead.
Wynonna gives Doc the Stone Witch’s Lincoln, and this conversation follows:
DOC: “Wynonna Earp. The only woman so bold as to woo a man with another woman’s car.”
WYNONNA: “I thought that if anyone should have it, it’s you.”
DOC: “And exactly what am I to do with it?”
WYNONNA: “What do you usually do with your enemy’s horse? Shoot it; ride it; paint it something other than pink?”
DOC: “Colour is the only thing this pony has going for it. Strong. Masculine.”
WYNONNA: “Pink’s traditionally a girl’s colour.”
DOC: “Oh, how history rewrites itself. Back in my day, girls were all dainty and delicate in blues, [pauses] I Think you would look very pretty in blue.”
WYNONNA: “Everybody knows. About us. The sex.”
Doc left town for a very good reason. It must have seemed to him that Wynonna was ashamed of their relationship.
A 30 year old Lincoln is a good car in which to teach yourself to drive. It’s huge, heavy, and built for comfort, not performance. Everything’s automatic, so maintaining control is fairly easy. Because the ride is so smooth, it is also quite easy to not realize how fast one is going, hence Doc gets ticketed for doing 140 kph in a 50 kph zone.
Natalie Krill (Eve) co-stars with Erika Linder in the April Mullen film BELOW HER MOUTH, about two women who embark on an unexpected, but life-changing relationship. The modern day love story also has the distinction of being the first all-female film. All of the (approximately 50) cast and crew are women. BELOW HER MOUTH should be relased sometime this summer.
Riza Santos (skinwalker) is Madeline in PAINKILLERS, a film about soldiers returned from a secret mission in Afganistan who have no memory of who they are or what happened to them. Their memories slowly re-emerge, forcing them to face the truth about how they ended up in Afghanistan to begin with and the betrayals that wiped their minds. PAINKILLERS won a 2015 AMPIA AWARD for Best Dramatic Feature, and is available on DVD in the UK as TOUR OF DUTY. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Jeff Hanni (revenant biker – uncredited) will appear in the fifty-seventh and final episode of HELL ON WHEELS, due to air on AMC on 23 July. Hanni will play a “disillusioned dock worker”.